Yeah, I really don't understand all the fuss about centralized healthcare. Conservatives just add fuel to the fire by calling this "socialist" (as if being socialist is almost on par with burning babies). Umm, the police, the fire dept., and the post office (a few examples) are all agencies that we pay for.
I haven't read up on this issue at all basically, but I don't see why someone wouldn't support it. As I see it, the hospitals that become "universal" or whatever you want to call it should cater to patients with no surplus money/not too serious injuries. There should also be private hospitals that charge their own rates and have a license to do whatever they want, which should be reserved for people with no time to wait for something like a heart transplant. Granted, I'm not sure if Obama's plan allows for this, but to me it seems like a no brainer; the best of both worlds.